Oddities

This still image taken from video provided by WLIO-TV shows 950 people throwing footballs at the same time on Oct. 25, 2019 at the Ada War Memorial Stadium football field in Ada, Ohio. The Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most footballs thrown at once. The record-keeping organization certified the record. (
December 28, 2019 - 3:32 pm
ADA, Ohio (AP) — An Ohio town long associated with the manufacturing of footballs has set a Guinness World Record for the most thrown at the same time. The organization certified the record after the attempt was made Oct. 25 by 950 people simultaneously throwing a football on the Ada War Memorial...
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Jason Roy and Valerie Sneade say their vows in front of friends and family at the Dunkin' Donuts on Friday, Dec. 27, 2019 in Worcester, Mass. The couple reunited for their wedding vows at the Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly thirty years ago. Except for a couple of chance encounters, Sneade and Roy mostly didn't see each other for 25 years after a conversation about their future at the same donut shop in 1992 led the young couple to slowly cut ties. Sneade and Roy blame misunderstandings at the time and words that didn't come out right. (Rick Cinclair/Worcester Telegram & Gazette via AP)
December 28, 2019 - 2:17 pm
WORCESTER, Mass. (AP) — A Massachusetts couple reunited for extra-sweet wedding vows at the same Dunkin' Donuts where their young love splintered nearly 30 years ago. Valerie Sneade and Jason Roy were married Friday afternoon, joined by family, friends and customers buying coffee and pastries at...
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FILE - In this Aug. 5, 2019, file photo Greg Zanis prepares crosses to place at a makeshift memorial for victims of a mass shooting at a shopping complex in El Paso, Texas. The Illinois man who made and delivered more than 27,000 crosses to sites around the U.S., largely to remember victims of gun violence, is stepping away from his ministry but aims to train others to carry it on. (AP Photo/John Locher, File)
December 27, 2019 - 6:05 pm
AURORA, Ill. (AP) — An Illinois man who made more than 27,000 crosses to commemorate victims of mass shootings across the country is retiring. Greg Zanis came to realize, after 23 years, his Crosses for Losses ministry was beginning to take a personal and financial toll on him, according to The...
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December 26, 2019 - 5:08 am
HIGH POINT, N.C. (AP) — 'Twas the night of Christmas at a North Carolina house, no creature should have been stirring, not even a mouse. But a Forsyth County couple awoke with a fright, as something was moving about their house in the night. They dashed to their closet and hid in fear, dialing 911...
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December 24, 2019 - 4:17 pm
OXFORD, Miss. (AP) — A Mississippi police officer created a Christmas caper for her preschool neighbor to investigate. Oxford police Officer Rachel Ratcliffe knew Bailey Stacey's family had had a rough year. The 3-year-old and his parents had stayed in her house when their house next door flooded...
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In this Nov. 29, 2019 photo, a decorated road cone stands at a pothole in the Edgewood neighborhood of McComb, Miss. Residents of the Mississippi city are protesting the large pothole in their neighborhood by decorating it with holiday cheer. (Matt Williamson/The Enterprise-Journal via AP)
December 24, 2019 - 2:29 pm
McCOMB, Miss. (AP) — A scraggly metal Christmas tree planted in a pothole has inspired a Mississippi minister to pen a holiday song. One bit asks, “If a man can take a pothole and bring the whole world together, the question is what are you doing to spread the Christmas joy?” The Rev. Leon Hitchens...
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December 24, 2019 - 8:20 am
PRICHARD, Ala. (AP) — Some spelling mistakes are tough to see, but that doesn't include the one that was made on 10,000 trash bins in an Alabama city. The city of Prichard's new residential garbage cans say the town is located in “Mobile Country," but they were supposed to say it's located in “...
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December 23, 2019 - 11:07 am
WAUSAU, Wis. (AP) — For decades, those who have participated in snowball fights in one Wisconsin city have risked getting in trouble with the law. But that may be about to change. A 1962 ban on throwing projectiles in Wausau lumps snowballs into the same category as rocks and other items that can...
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This undated selfie photo provided by Emilie Talermo showing Emilie Talermo and her dog Jackson taken in San Francisco, Calif. Talermo, is offering a $7,000 reward for her blue-eyed miniature Australian Shepherd stolen from outside a grocery store. She has hired a plane to fly a banner over the city. Talermo said Thursday, Dec. 19, 2019, she has been doing everything she can to find her dog, since it was stolen Saturday, Dec. 14, 2019, outside a grocery store in the Bernal Heights neighborhood. (Emilie Talermo via AP)
December 19, 2019 - 7:12 pm
SAN FRANCISCO (AP) — A San Francisco woman is offering a $7,000 reward and has hired a plane to fly over the city to search for her blue-eyed miniature Australian Shepherd stolen from outside a grocery store last weekend. The plane, which cost an additional $1,200 will flying a banner with the...
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A small plane sits parked after it was crashed into a fence by a 17-year-old girl Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2019, at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport in Fresno, Calif. A spokeswoman for the airport told The Fresno Bee that the teenager breached the fence, started up the plane and crashed it into a fence Wednesday. Airport officials say officers found the teen in the pilot's seat, wearing the headset. No one was injured. The teen was arrested on suspicion of theft of an aircraft. (Jim Guy/The Fresno Bee via AP)
December 18, 2019 - 7:15 pm
FRESNO, Calif. (AP) — A 17-year-old girl was arrested Wednesday after authorities say she sneaked into a small plane at a central California airport and drove it into a chain-link fence. The teenager climbed a fence topped with barbed wire at the Fresno Yosemite International Airport, started up...
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